Friday, March 17, 2017


First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches
635 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, FL

We are a welcoming, liberal religious Congregation of diverse and freethinking individuals who seek truth, spiritual growth, and social justice in a loving community. As adults and children who learn, love, share and serve together, we welcome all into our family. Our mission is to transform lives through liberal religious community.

Committing to Membership: When you feel that you have made a connection and found a spiritual home here, we invite you to complete the final steps of our Path to Membership. This includes:
1) meeting with our minister,
2) completing and submitting this Desire to Join form,
3) making a financial pledge for the balance of our May 1-April 30 fiscal year, and
4) signing our Membership Book—which you may chose to do at one of our New Member Recognition Ceremonies held twice a year, usually in March and November.

DESIRE TO JOIN Today’s date ____/_____/_________
Finding myself in sympathy with the purposes of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, I hereby affirm my desire to become a member and covenant to support it to the best of my abilities. I understand that if I do not pledge or pay towards a pledge for two fiscal years, in keeping with our 1stUUPB bylaws I will be removed from membership.

*Have you already made a Financial Pledge for this current fiscal year of 1stUUPB? Yes ____ No _____
If No, please complete and submit a Pledge Form for the rest of this current year.

Complete all information below and on the back that applies to you. This information will be entered into our Congregational directory and database, so please write clearly.

Your Name (as you wish it in the directory) __________________________________________________
Email _______________________Cell Phone _________________
Local Residence ____________________________________________________________________
Home phone? _______________

If you have another residence where you will be living part of the year, please list that here:
Secondary Address __________________________________________________________________
Home phone? ____________
When will you usually be living at this address?____________________________________________

Spouse/Partner’s Name (If applicable) __________________________________________________
Is your Spouse/Partner also desiring to join at this time? Yes ___ No ____

If Yes, also add this information: (Please indicate appropriate title.)
Spouse/Partner’s Email______________________________________
Cell Phone ________________


*Have [either of] you ever been a member of 1stUUPB before: _____ If yes, approximate dates of your former membership: From ______ to ______.
Partner: From ______ to __________

*Do [both of] you currently belong to another UU congregation? ____ If so, what is the name and location of that church? _______________________________________________________________
Check your desire regarding that church and ours: Dual membership ____ Transfer membership ____

If you have children who will be participating in our Child and/or Youth programs or other activities, please list their names, ages, and birth dates (Day/Mo/Yr).


Membership in our Congregation brings the privileges of voting at official Congregational meetings and eligibility for elected leadership positions. It also entitles you to an annual subscription of the UU World, the quarterly magazine of our national association, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).

When you have completed this form, please submit it to a member of the Membership Committee or to our 1stUUPB office in the Emerson Building.

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation will share none of your personal information recorded on this form with any organization except the UUA.

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New Member Recognition Ceremony, March 26

New Member Recognition Ceremony — Sunday, March 26, 2017

If you feel you have made a connection and found a spiritual home at 1stUUPB, we invite you take that next step and join us in membership.  During our Sunday worship service on March 26, we will be having a New Member Recognition ceremony, and — if you are ready— we invite you to participate.  

The final steps toward commitment on our Path to Membership include completing a Desire to Join information form, making a financial pledge and payment to the Congregation, and signing our membership book—which may be done during the recognition ceremony.  Rev. CJ would be glad to meet with you sometime to discuss any of this, if you’d like. 

If you are interested, please contact our Office Administrator Barbara Hatzfeld at (561) 627-6105, and she will have a member of our committee contact you. If you have not yet received a Path to Membership folder, you can pick one up in the Narthex before Sunday services from Janet Fryman.  We welcome you!